The 2017 edition gives up-to-date industry-specific guidance needed to be able to tailor operations with the most current standards and regulations. Included are new best practices and interpretive guidance to industry-specific considerations, this guide has you covered. This edition offers “best practice” discussion of industry-specific issues such as fair value accounting and related disclosures, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements. Further, new guidance on initial margin has been approved in accordance with applicable AICPA requirements.
Issued under the authority of Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) and a go-to guide for accountants performing preparation, compilation and review engagements, this version contains the most up-to-date guidance, including the recently issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information, and SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services – 2016. This edition also contains some enhancive updates related to materiality in review engagements, professional skepticism, and more illustrative accountant’s reports.
It is critical that auditors understand the complexities of the specialized accounting and regulatory requirements of the health care industry. This guide is considered the industry standard resource and the 2017 update contains practical, «how-to» guidance for accounting and auditing of health care entities. Prepared and reviewed by industry experts to provide hands on, practical guidance for those who work in and with health care entities, this 2017 edition includes relevant GASB and FASB updates (including those related to private companies), and auditor involvement with municipal securities findings. Further, SAS No. 133, Auditor Involvement With Exempt Offering Documents will be important in this industry. The clarification made by this standard will be very helpful to auditors in understanding their requirements related to public offering documents that include audited financial statements.
Considered the industry standard resource, this guide’s 2017 edition is packed with information on new requirements and relevant changes to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, including a high-level look at FASB ASU Nos. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers and 2016-02, Leases. It provides practical tips and industry specific guidance, provides value from simple accounting to joint venture creation, and takes a deep dive into industry specific auditing procedures. With two complete sets of financial statements and disclosures, it provides an industry accepted blueprint from where to start, or a reference for auditing the final product.
This resource provides interpretive guidance and implementation strategies for all preparation, compilation examination and agreed upon procedures on prospective financial information: Helps with establishing proven best-practices. Provides practical tools and resources to assist with compliance. Exposes potential pitfalls associated with independence and ethics requirements. SSAE No. 18 SSARS No. 23 Preparation and compilation engagements now fall under the SSARSs The attestation engagements require an assertion from the responsible party
Whether a financial statement preparer or auditor, it is critical to understand the complexities of the specialized accounting and regulatory requirements for investment companies. This guide supports practitioners in a constantly changing industry landscape. It provides authoritative how-to accounting and auditing advice, including implementation guidance and illustrative financial statements and disclosures. Packed with continuous regulatory developments, this guide has been updated to reflect certain changes necessary due to the issuance of authoritative guidance since the guide was originally issued, and other revisions as deemed appropriate. The updates for this 2017 edition include extensive changes to the illustrated financial statements for registered investment companies that result from SEC's issuance of the release Investment Company Reporting Modernization and related amendments to Regulation S-X. Other updates to the 2017 edition include changes to illustrated attestation reports that result from AICPA's issuance of Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, Attestation Standards: Clarification and Recodification. Further updates include: References to appropriate AICPA Technical Questions and Answers that address when to apply the liquidation basis of accounting Appendixes discussing the new standards for financial instruments, leases, and revenue recognition Appendixes discussing common or collective trusts and business development companies
In addition to SSARS No. 21, which is now effective, this edition includes two newly released Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS): SSARS No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information, and SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services—2016. The codification statements are fully indexed and arranged by subject. The guidance (and related interpretations to the extent applicable) help apply the standards in specific circumstances and clearly show amendments, deleted or superseded portions, and conforming changes due to the issuance of other authoritative guidance.
The easy way to come to grips with Sage 50 Accounts Written by a Sage 50 Accounts expert and packed with step-by-step instructions, this hands-on, accessible guide is the easiest way to master this popular small business accounting software. Walking you through every aspect of setting up and using Sage 50 Accounts—from installing software to running VAT returns and producing year-end accounts—Sage 50 Accounts For Dummies offers easy-to-follow guidance on the quickest way to complete tasks and customise Sage to suit your specific business needs. Recommended by 90% of accountants, Sage 50 Accounts is Europe's best-known small business accounting package. Now completely updated to reflect the latest version of Sage 50 Accounts, this friendly guide takes the hassle out of working with the software. In no time, you'll be navigating your way around the new Sage 50 Accounts interface, making sense of the latest changes to backups, and confidently taking control of your business' finances—freeing you up to spend your time managing other areas of your business. Reflects the latest changes in the 2015 edition of Sage 50 Accounts software Shows you how to set up and use Sage 50 Accounts with minimal fuss Provides helpful screenshots to help you every step of the way Offers guidance on going mobile with the Sage 50 app Whether you're new to Sage 50 Accounts or just need to get up and running on the newest software, this no-nonsense guide makes it easy.
Praise for previous editions of Accounting Best Practices «For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls. . . . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is looking to enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in their business, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of their ongoing improvement process.» —Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of Finance, XenoPort, Inc. «This book is critical to running an efficient and accurate accounting department. The use of RFID technology to track documents is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. A required read for the demanding accounting manager's role.» —Jason Charet, CPA «I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices books for years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like previous editions, this edition has a number of new, actionable best practices as well as refinements of those ideas reported in previous editions. The books are broad enough in their perspective so that nearly any organization could find ideas that could pay back the cost of the book many times over.» —John Temmerman, Controller, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America «What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field for over twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight into improving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all in one book!» —Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller, Goodman & Company, LLP
Delve into the mind of a fraudster to beat them at their own game Corporate Fraud Handbook details the many forms of fraud to help you identify red flags and prevent fraud before it occurs. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book provides indispensable guidance for auditors, examiners, managers, and criminal investigators: from asset misappropriation, to corruption, to financial statement fraud, the most common schemes are dissected to show you where to look and what to look for. This new fifth edition includes the all-new statistics from the ACFE 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, providing a current look at the impact of and trends in fraud. Real-world case studies submitted to the ACFE by actual fraud examiners show how different scenarios play out in practice, to help you build an effective anti-fraud program within your own organization. This systematic examination into the mind of a fraudster is backed by practical guidance for before, during, and after fraud has been committed; you'll learn how to stop various schemes in their tracks, where to find evidence, and how to quantify financial losses after the fact. Fraud continues to be a serious problem for businesses and government agencies, and can manifest in myriad ways. This book walks you through detection, prevention, and aftermath to help you shore up your defenses and effectively manage fraud risk. Understand the most common fraud schemes and identify red flags Learn from illustrative case studies submitted by anti-fraud professionals Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations Develop and implement effective anti-fraud measures at multiple levels Fraud can be committed by anyone at any level—employees, managers, owners, and executives—and no organization is immune. Anti-fraud regulations are continually evolving, but the magnitude of fraud's impact has yet to be fully realized. Corporate Fraud Handbook provides exceptional coverage of schemes and effective defense to help you keep your organization secure.